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2019 Word Count Total

110,004 So my pledge for Get Your Words Out was 200k but I kinda crashed and burned in the last six months.  But I managed to break 100,000 words again and I wrote 7k more words than last year and most of...

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AD: Make Your Own Cards With Fontbundles

This is a paid-for post – support the blog by taking a look. If you follow me on Instagram, particularly my stories, you’ll know I’m a bit of a font geek. I will spend entire evenings just browsing for free...

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Our Xmas Trip: Brick Live

This year we took our Christmas trip a little early and went to Brick Live at the Birmingham NEC. Brick Live is a lego event that travels around the country and given than both my wife, myself and Snappy are...

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Two Week Wait

I hate the two week wait. For those of you who aren’t in the TTC community (trying to conceive), the two-week wait is the period between a donation (or similar depending on the method) and a period. Last year we...

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Review: Mud & Bloom

Mud & Bloom are subscription boxes that inspire children to connect to nature with different activities delivered every month. My wife is a big gardener anyway, and Snappy is always helping so this was very much something we wanted to...

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Pronouns Matter

Today is International Pronouns Day. I use all pronouns. He/She/They. I don’t particularly like the term preferred pronouns, any more than I like the term preferred name. Often suggesting something is preffered is to suggest that it is not the...

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Coming Out Is Correcting People

October 11th is National Coming Out Day. For me, coming out, and the anxiety and stress than can and often does surround coming out is an odd concept. At my age, I think it’s a bit of a rarity, whereas...